The Fur Kids Foundation board just loves a pup with a toothy grin, and check out the grin that La’La flashes. Earlier this month, little La’La wasn’t smiling as big, though. This 6-month-old English Bulldog was tearing it up and ended up with an avulsion fracture to the left proximal tibia -- that’s fancy doctor speak for a bone break where a fragment of bone is separated from the bone, usually by the pull of an attached muscle, tendon or ligament after some form of physical trauma. This fracture tends to occur in younger dogs before their bones have fully developed.
Signs of this kind of injury to watch for in dogs include:
The veterinary team at Red Hills Veterinary Hospital put the displaced bone into position and pinned it to promote proper healing. We’re very happy to report that La’La is healing at home with her family.
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Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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